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Gaza, Jerusalem, Brussels (Agencies-3/3/2008): There has been widespread international alarm at the scale of the Israeli military Operation in Gaza that killed more than 120 Palestinians and dealt a major blow to Middle East peace talks. The way ahead looks bleak as  Israel vowed on Monday to keep hitting Gaza even as troops pulled out of the Hamas-run territory. On the eve of her latest visit to the region, tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/3/2008).  US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on the Palestinians and Israel to resume peace talks which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas broke off in protest at Israel’s Gaza offensive

 
Rice’s deputy spokesman Tom Casey said Israel had a "right to defend itself" against Hamas rocket attacks but Israel also had to show appropriate consideration" for the humanitarian situation in Gaza Strip

ISRAELI OFFINSIVE A FAILURE 

Since a dramatic escalation in violence last Wednesday, at least 121 Palestinians, including 22 children and dozens of militants, have been killed, according to Gaza health ministry statistics. More than 350 were wounded
. 

Two Israeli soldiers were also killed in the clashes and one Israeli civilian died in a rocket attack launched by Gaza militants
. 

A militant from Islamic Jihad was killed in an Israeli missile strike on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanun late Monday, medics said while Egypt said two Palestinians seriously wounded in Gaza had died in Egyptian hospitals
. 

Israel
launched the operation on Saturday in a bid to stop near-daily rocket fire from Gaza, where the Islamist Hamas movement seized power in June by routing pro-Abbas forces.

 
But as has been the case with previous Israeli operations, this one failed to halt the rocket fire — two projectiles fell in the coastal city of  Ashkelon on Monday, slightly wounding one woman, medics said. 

HAMAS HOLD VICTORY RALLY
: Hamas victory rally after Israel 

Hamas, which admitted to losing some three dozen fighters in the clashes, held a victory march in Gaza City claiming victory over
Israeli forces. 

A senior Israeli military intelligence official told MPs that over 20 Katyusha-type rockets — also known as Grad — were fired from Gaza
since Thursday 

The occupation army claimed all the long-range rockets fired at Israel in recent days were Iranian-made
 

INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM
 

The European Union criticized what it called Israel’s "disproportionate use of force" and also demanded an immediate end to
Palestinian militant rocket attacks on Israel 

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem expressed concern at what it called the large number of children and other innocent civilians
among those killed and wounded in the Gaza Strip 

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, holding talks in Israel, urged the Palestinians to resume peace talks despite the bloodshed
. 

"
We have a process that cannot be stopped, that must be recuperated," Solana told CNN. He said Abbas "has to be the one that returns to the table of negotiations".

 
Meanwhile US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice departed for the region in her latest bid to boost peace efforts which have been stalled since the two sides formally relaunched peace talks at a US conference in November. 

Rice’s deputy spokesman Tom Casey said the US "goal is to see that these negotiations resume and ultimately lead to an agreement by
the end of the year, which is what the two leaders committed themselves to." 

AIM IS PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD, NOT A FINAL AGREEMENT
:  RICE 

Speaking to reporters at a refueling stop in Brussels, Dr. Rice blamed Hamas rocket attacks for the current round of violence but also
said she would raise with Israel the "loss of innocent life" in its recent raid

 
She added: "I continue to believe that they can get to a deal by the end of the year if everyone’s got the will to do it." 

 
Ms Rice defined a deal as a framework for an eventual Palestinian state, not a final agreement that resolved all the issues between both sides 

 
Arab League logoARAB LEAGUE ACCUSES UN SECURITY COUNCIL OF DOUBLE STANDARDS: 

The Arab League yesterday (Monday, 3/3/2008) lambasted what it called  UN security council double standards when dealing with
Israeli aggression against the people of Palestine, especially so when dealing with the situation in Gaza. A statement issued at the end of the 129th session of the Arab League council at the permanent representative level, condemned what it called  the UN Security Council’s failure to honour its obligations as a grantor of world peace and security. The statement demanded that the international body stand up to its responsibilities in Gaza,  and urged it to urgently intervene and pressure Israel to stop its military aggression in the territories,  and to put an end to the siege imposed on Gaza. Equating between the Israeli military operation against Gaza and the sporadic firing of home made Palestinian rockets fired at Israeli settlement in retaliation by militants, the Security Council early Sunday condemned the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel and urged all parties to respect their obligations under international law. 

ISRAEL
VOWS MORE STRIKES:  Speaking at a meeting of his Kadima party in Jerusalem, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert said, "We are not prepared to show any tolerance, period. And we will respond. Our reaction is not limited to a specific operation or day." 

 
"The operation will not end before we achieve our goals and our first goal is a significant reduction of Qassam and Grad rocket fire against Israeli civilians," he said, referring to rockets used by Gaza militants.

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MEET ITS DEVELOPMENT TARGETS-UN » UN NAMES TOP OFFICIAL FOR LEBANON TRIBUNAL » ISRAEL APPROVES WEST BANK CONSTRUCTION » INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY PROTESTS HIGLIGHT, VIOLENCE, INEQUALITY » Ban KI-MOON PAYS TRIBUTE TO HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF, FOLLOWING EXIT ANNOUNCEMENT » UN OFFICIALS EXPRESS GRAVE CONCERN FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN AMID MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE » UN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD SPECIAL DEBATE ON GAZA » BAN KI-M00N: HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL MUST CONTINUE TO BUILD TRUST » ISRAEL PULLS TROOPS OUT OF GAZA, PALESTINIANS SUSPEND TALKS * 114 Palestinians killed since Wednesday including children; * Broader Gaza operation possible: Ehud Barak; * Washington demands halt to fighting; * Nine separate Israeli airstrikes over Gaza early this morning; * “Shame on the Arabs, shame on the Muslims, shame on humanity”: Ordinary Palestinian » 80 PALESTINIANS KILLED INCLUDING CHILDREN SINCE YESTERDAY, UN SECURITY COUNCIL MEETS TO DISCUSS SITUATION » CUBA SIGNS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES AT UN » UN AGENCIES URGE BOLSTERED RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REGARDLESS OF HIV STATUS » UN AGENCIES RALLY TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION WITHIN A GENERATION » MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS NEEDS CHANGES ON THE GROUND TO SUCCEED-UN ENVOY » UN LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN » LEBANON: UN REBUILDS HOMES OF 18,000 AIR-RAID VICTIMS » BAN KI-MOON SECLECTS ALGERIAN OFFICIAL AS TO P ENVOY FOR WEST AFRICA » REPORTS OF POLITICAL DETENTIONS IN CHAD ALARM UN RIGHTS AGENCY » UN REPORT FINDS WIDER ACCEPTANCE OF GREEN NEEDS IN BIG BUSINESS » UN SAYS PERMANENT POLITICAL ACCORD ONLY WAY TO END MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT » UN RIGHTS EXPERTS WELCOME AUSTRALIA\ » UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF ASSESSES IMPACT OF CLOSURES ON WEST BANK RESIDENTS » HUMAN TRAFFICKING MUST BE BATTLED: CELEBS, UN » UN REMINDS ISRAE OF ITS OBLIGATION TOWARDS PALESTINIANS IN GAZA » UNICEF SEEKS $856 MILLION TO AID CHILDREN AND WOMEN IN CRISIS » WESTERN SAHARA: UN ENVOY CONTINUES CONSULTATIONS IN THE REGION » UN URGES US BUSINESS LEADERS TO SUPPORT \”GREEN” ECONOMICS » POLIO ERADICATION WITHIBN REACH-BAN KI-MOON » “ISLAM VS WEST” A FALSE DIVIDE, SAYS BAN KI-MOON » WITNESSES SAY GAZA-EGYPT BORDER CLOSED » EARTHQUAKE CASUED NO SIGNIFICAN DAMAGE TO JAPANESE NUCLEAR PLANT-IAEA » CUBA SIGNS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES AT UN » ARAB RIGHTS CHARTER DEVIATES FROM INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, SAYS UN OFFICIAL » UN OFFICIALS WARN OF MALNUTRITION THREAT AS CLOSURE OF GAZA BORDER CROSSINGS CONTINUE » RAWANDA: BAN KI MOON SAYS WORLD MUST PROTECT CIVIALIANS FROM GENOCIDE » EGYPT TO LAUNCH TENDER FOR NUCLEAR REACTOR IN FEBRUARY » FOOD RATIONS REDUCED AS A RESULT OF CLOSUE OT GAZA CROSSINGS-UN AGENCY » UN SECURITY COUNCIL POSTPONES PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT TO THURSDAY » GAZA SITUATION “EXTREMELY FRAGILE”, WARNS UN POLITICAL CHIE » PROGRESS BEING MADE ON MANY FRONTS, SAYS UN HEALTH CHIEF » MAJOR CORPORATIONS INVEST IN UN-BACKED FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, TB, MALARIA » Gaza: UN SECRETARY GENERAL VOICES CONCERN OVER CLOSURE OF GAZA CROSSING POINTS » COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT FOR 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